Whoa! What is this?
This is a glass work by the artist Dale Chihuly. He is based in Seattle and he has also trained many other stained-glass artists.
This work (as you may have read on the label) was inspired by basked made by Native American women in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
I think it also looks very organic, inspired by nature, like a flower or a jellyfish!
Where exactly in the US was this made?
Dale Chihuly is from Washington state and that is where he creates the majority of his sculptures. Chihuly opened a glass making school in 1971, the Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, the only American art school devoted entirely to glassmaking. He is really invested in the history and culture of the northwest, including the work of Northwestern Native American tribes. This piece was inspired by the woven baskets of the Haida.
Who made this?
This was made by American glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly works out of a studio in Seattle, Washington to create glass art. It's called a "basket" but it's really made as a work of art, to be looked at and not used!
Is this made of a single piece of glass or many pieces molded together?
Dale Chihuly's Cadmium Red Basket Set is made up of eleven individually blown glass pieces. Chihuly opened a glass making school in 1971; the Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle is the only American art school devoted entirely to glassmaking!
Tell me more!
This is a great piece of art glass by the artist Dale Chihuly. It is actually on the small side for him -- he normally creates enormous glass sculptures! Chihuly established the only American art school devoted entirely to glassmaking, the Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, WA.
Tell me more.
Dale Chihuly is one of the most famous glassmakers in the world. Cadmium Red Basket comes from a larger installation that the artist designed for the museum called "Brooklyn Wall" that included 35 similar pieces. The wall was on view between 1994 and 1995.
Does Chihuly have more pieces here?
We have a few more pieces of his in the collection, but this is the only one currently on view.
Okay, do you know when will the others be displayed?
I'm not sure, I don't know of any current plans. This sculpture was part of a site-specific installation for the museum called the Brooklyn Wall.
I'M SCREAMING. ONE OF MY FAVE ARTISTS.
Yes indeed, we LOVE Chihuly. This work was part of a larger installation at The Brooklyn Museum in 1994-1995, "Brooklyn Wall," with 35 other similar pieces.
Was that the name of the installation? Brooklyn Wall?
Correct: The Brooklyn Wall was an arrangement of approximately 35 yellow, orange, blue, and green flower-like forms (like this one) created from blown and spun glass. The pieces were installed upon the rear wall of the museum's main Lobby.